I have 19, year-old hens and 17 five month old chickens yet to be sexed (although I think I see about 2-3 roos). The younger chickens were hatched from the hens this spring. We also have two handsome year old roo's. All last year, I was getting 12-18 eggs/day from my older hens (even in the winter!). Since the beginning of August, my egg production has dropped from 12 down to 6 down to 2 we got yesterday. We were planning on butchering the younger chickens and filling our freezer. Now with my egg production low, I'm wondering if I should butcher the older hens and keep a few younger ones for egg laying. We also obtained 3 geese who are now three months old and have become EXTREMELY obnoxious. They are loud and peck at some of the chickens when I throw out feed. We plan on butchering them too. Questions: Do you think the geese are the cause of my drop in egg production? If so, would getting rid of them bring back eggs and prevent me from having to butcher the older hens? Should I butcher the older ones and keep the younger ones? If we choose to keep our older roo's and the younger hens, would you eat eggs fertilized so closely in the family line? We don't mind eating fertilized eggs, but daddy/daughter? ewwww? Please help! I'm a newbie to this stage of the game and would really appreciate some flock management advice. Thank you!!!